Weekly Commentary on Fashion News from Around the World
The Gold-plate Range Rover, Cinderella’s Modern Day Glass Slipper, Pregnant Models Everywhere and Breaking Up with a Fashion Label
Victoria Beckham and Range Rover now have a love child: Evoque. This VERY LIMITED edition (200 only) SUV is rose gold-plated and will be offered to Beijing customers first. So, if you have $128,000 (not including travel and shipping expenses) and clout in the Chinese Range Rover community, you might be one of the lucky ones to feel the mohair carpet under your Louboutins… or if you are Cinderella, a GLASS Louboutin.
A lot more flashy (and possibly a lot more dangerous) is Lady Gaga‘s wardrobe for her “Born This Way Ball” tour in South Korea. We never new Giorgio Armani had this “side” to him. Interesting that Jean Paul Gaultier or even possibly John Galliano wouldn’t have stepped up for this project you know, since Nicola Formichetti was so last year. Still, her wardrobe wasn’t exclusive to the stage. See what she wore out of the airport.
On a more modest note, I now present Ralph Lauren‘s Olympic designs.
According to the New York Times, there are plenty of us ladies (and some men too) that “graduate” to (break up with) more sophisticated styles of dressing, more flattering fabrics and cuts, as well as labels. My breakups: 5-7-9 (no longer in existence), Express, Wet Seal, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ann Taylor, INC and most Banana Republic. What are yours?
Another one I’m on the verge of breaking up with: BCBG. Their owner, Max Azria, has not only designed what are seemingly over-priced, ugly clothes (for the quality) for the last two years, but he’s also now landed himself on TMZ. See who is suing him and why. I would have expected Bebe to have done this, not a “classy” company like BCBG (insert sarcasm here).
I was never sure I wanted kids (still not sure), which means I will need to encourage more of my friends to have babies so I can buy them Gwen Stefani’s new kids’ collection. Seriously Gwen, you have sick style and I would have kids, just to dress them in your lines.
Still, as a grownup, there are other collections to covet, like Vivienne Westwood‘s “Diamond Jubilee Red Carpet Collection”.
If reality TV couldn’t get crazy enough, we now have the coolest/craziest of reality TV about to hit our screens. Hint: She’s a older blonde with a flair for crazy style.
Also crazy, Carla Bruni‘s choice in plastic surgery. If I were the doc, I’d be fine without a before and after.
Another before and after I’m saddened by, Princess Charlene‘s new pixie cut.
In breaking news, a pregnant Molly Sims ate four desserts in one day. I’m pretty sure Natalie Vodianova would have fainted, based on her comments on size. Still, New York Times might also wag a finger, as in their science section, they discovered some people don’t know what size they really are.
Still, clearly not all models are craving desserts, as Alessandra Ambrosio’s pregnancy pic tells a different tale. I hope AA knows that her baby bump is some people’s gut after dinner.
Speaking of food, See which designer is now a food editor for a local Hamptons magazine.
… and while in the Hamptons, note that Bridget Hall lives there, as found by a stalker. Although stalkers are always creepy, I’m impressed that there is someone else out there that still remembers who she is.
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Finally, Jessica Simpson dreamt of giving birth in a leopard print caftan. It reminds me of a certain movie: